Paulette Dickerson & I were wed on 6 September 1978 in our living room. I was a physics grad student; we were leasing a house from Caltech on the edge of campus, a nice old wooden structure that had real character but was only suffered to stand until the school chose to knock it down for room to expand a parking lot. Meanwhile, we lived in it at an absurdly low rent. Walt Meader, minister and head of the Caltech "Y", presided. He read an excerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke (whom Walt referred to at one point as "she" --- oops!). Comrades Craig & Dori Littell-Herrick witnessed, as their tiny kids Ray and Amy raced about. We said "I do", exchanged thrift-store-purchased rings, kissed, and shared a nice meal with our friends. The cost and formality of our marriage ceremony seem to have been inversely proportional to our happiness together so far. May that mathematical relationship persist!

Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 13:58:38 (EST) = 2001-03-24


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